Updated: Nov 13, 2023 Have you been contemplating home upgrades lately or keeping an eye on the latest headlines? If so, the terms ‘tax credits’ and the ‘Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)’ may have caught your attention. Among these, the 25C tax credit is creating quite a buzz, and for all the right reasons. But why is […]
Hempcrete, also known as hemp + lime, is a bio-composite building material that combines the inner woody core of the industrial hemp plant with a lime-based binder. Referred to as “Shiv,” or “Hurd,” the hemp core possesses a porous cellulosic structure, enabling excellent binding with lime. While hempcrete is not a replacement for traditional concrete, […]
Home insulation comes in many different varieties, with fiberglass and mineral wool being two of the most popular. Both of these materials have pros and cons and they are both produced in unique ways. They are both common insulation choices for homebuilders, so you might be wondering what the best option is. Let’s take a comprehensive look at how these two materials stack up against each other and what a superior alternative might be. What is Fiberglass? To the average person, fiberglass is pink itchy
Learn about 4 excellent eco-friendly alternatives to mineral wool insulation.
In October of 2019, Hempitecture collaborated with an architectural team, with architect of record as Mell Lawrence Architects, to detail and build hempcrete wall mockups. Small scale mockups can be useful to see different construction techniques and strategies on a small scale, before a full size project is built. Mell Lawrence Architects beautifully detailed 2 […]
Look, we’ve all seen videos on the internet that claim hempcrete is a fireproof building material. We’ve seen blowtorches, flamethrowers, and household lighters put to hempcrete walls. We’ve seen how in those videos, very little happens to the surface of the material: it doesn’t go up in flames, it doesn’t create black acrid smoke. For […]